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Hawaii Occupational Therapy Definitions

The Hawaii occupational therapy legal and regulatory definitions. 

“Department” - The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

“Director” - The Director of Commerce and Consumer affairs.

“Foreign-Trained Person” - A person who has completed an educational program or course of study in occupational therapy in an institution located outside the United States.

“Occupational Therapy” - The practice of occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of everyday life activities with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings.

“Occupational Therapist” - A person who engages in the practice of occupational therapy in this State.

“Occupational Therapy Assistant” - A person who engages in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of and in partnership with an occupational therapist.


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